Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sleeveless belted tunic reaching from the shoulder to the knee, formerly worn by schoolgirls.
- ‘But here is a question: ‘Does anyone know who the girl in the second row wearing the dark gymslip is?’’
- ‘Miss Hopper was wearing her original gymslip and sash from her school in Askrigg, and had borrowed a matching blazer.’
- ‘There's no way I'm going to do a Haslam and start wearing pigtails and gymslips and having my gloves sewn on to a piece of elastic inside my coat.’
- ‘In those days, the young students didn't wear nylon tracksuits and trainers, but gymslips and plimsolls.’
- ‘Her gymslip was neatly pleated over a well-developed bosom, which again was not the case with me.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.